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The Biggest Mistake First Time Hair Salon Owners Make

By November 2, 2023Salon Spa Blog
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Truth be told, first time business owners make a ton of mistakes, so we are not picking on first time hair salon owners in this article. In fact, what we share with you in this article applies for almost all first-time owners.  We are Salon & Spa Galleria, leading the way in the Fort Worth Metro area with twenty-three salon suite rental agencies . . . so we are quite familiar with first-time owners.  Call us at 817-917-1416 for more information and to arrange for a tour of our facilities.

Now, let’s get down to it.  What is the big mistake most beginner’s make?

Owning a hair salon is overwhelming at times.

Owning your own business is a serious dream for millions of Americans, and it is easy to understand why.  No boss hanging over your head giving you orders.  You keep 100% of the profits.  You make all decisions, from hours of operation to products and services you offer, and don’t forget about the prestige of being a business owner . . . but . . .

It is easy to get blinded by the positives and not see what the negatives could be. When you own a small business, a sole proprietorship, there is no safety net.  There is no guaranteed paycheck. There is no protection from the inevitable mistakes you will make. The financial risk is real, and it swallows up an alarmingly large number of would-be business owners who simply could not see the reality through their rose-colored glasses.

The sheer tonnage of business decisions you will make in the first month could stop a team of oxen in their tracks.  Which lead us to the biggest, and most common, mistake made in that first year of ownership of a hair salon or beauty salon.

The biggest mistake first-time hair salon owners make.

If we were asked for what we believe is the most important advice we could give, we would say start small and learn how to walk before you learn how to crawl.

Being excited about your new business is only natural, but you need to take baby steps. Do not try to achieve your long-term goals in the first month, or the first six months.  Take a deep breath, learn how to run a business, learn the pitfalls of a business, learn the solutions to those pitfalls, and build your business slowly.

What we are suggesting goes against the very nature of a driven individual, but we believe it is crucial for long-term success.

What we offer at Salon & Spa Galleria.

We have been around the block a few thousand times at Salon & Spa Galleria.  We have leased hundreds of salon suites in the last few years, and we have seen great success stories as well as a handful of flops. In other words, we have been there, done that, and we offer our experience and our expertise to all of our clients.  We teach our 26-step marketing plan; we offer free marketing and business workshops; and we never take on a new client without making it obvious, to them, that they are not alone. They will always have a support system at Salon & Spa Galleria, whether they have a hair salon, microblading studio, nail salon, whatever, we are there for them.

A final word about Salon & Spa Galleria.

Locally owned and operated, we are a thriving member of the Fort Worth business community.  Our business model works, and we invite you to be a member of our team. Call us today!